Tuesday, April 2, 2019


At Home in the Shadows is officially released on the 11th of this month - that's twelve days before my 50th birthday. It's my first book release for a while, so I thought I'd do a blog entry about the stories in this "mini-collection" to help publicise it.

Text Found on a Defunct Webpage story is a short ditty; a tongue-in-cheek warning about the games estate agent's often play.

The next two stories - The Chair and The Table - are linked by the main character, a young man afflicted with psychological problems and a troubled family life - and haunted by a darkness that somehow finds ways to express itself through seemingly innocuous items of furniture.

The last two stories are brand new, and have never been published before.

On the Walls links to The Chair and The Table by virtue of a connection with the protagonist of those two tales. It's a very personal piece about mental breakdown, family secrets, and the way that houses can sometimes store bad energy from the past and turn it into something even more harmful. I think it's one of the best things I've ever written.

Open House was written after my wife and I went through the interminable process of viewing houses before we finally bought our current (and hopefully forever) home.

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